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Hotel B4 Milano by Simone Micheli

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A walkthrough of Hotel B4 Milano is a visual assault of color and lights, just as Simone Micheli and  had intended with the high-tech, gutsy design. Combining the futuristic look with the psychedelic color wheel of the 80’s as inspiration for a hotel in the present, Micheli delivers a fun-loving environment for vacationers in Milan. The reflective green façade of the tower, accented by red cuts in the volume, transforms into a glowing blue by nightfall as an indication of the lively activities within the building. Inside, the white walls are a backdrop for the chartreuse and purple furniture, and also for the glow of the cerulean light fixtures. Organic forms and curves dominate the interior design, and also serve as a unifying theme for the individual guestrooms, which are appropriately less loud in personality so to provide a restful night’s sleep after party hours.

Architectural project: Arch. Giancarlo Marzorati
Interior design and lighting project: Arch. Simone Micheli
Photographs © M.Marcato J.Eheim

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Kimberly is a graduate from MIT's Department of Architecture, and has recently joined the publication team at MIT OpenCourseWare. While architecture remains her first love, her interests encompass literature – epic poetry and Medieval romances are her favorite – and also fashion.

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